Warren at View from the Pew is talking about a potential rise in God blogs once the election is over and people care less about politics, taking his view from a post by Joe Carter a few days ago. Interestingly, he thinks I could rise to the top. I think he underestimates what's requiired for that. I figure I'd have to blog as a half-time job to have enough good content to make the top 100 and stay there. Every time I approach the top 150 because of a carnival I host, the rapid drop begins a day or two later, and the higher you get the harder it is to rise or even stay. So maybe it could happen, but I don't expect much movement beyond where I am now, at least not except for short spurts or as extremely gradual progress.
Since he doesn't have comments on his blog, I wanted to correct a couple things in his post. First, he doesn't think any God blogs are in the top 100. A whole bunch are. As of yesterday (today's update hasn't gone through yet), we have God blogs at the following positions:
Aaron's Rantblog is in the Blogdom of God, but I'm not sure why. It doesn't seem at all like a Christian blog as far as I've been able to tell, and it's so offensive at times that I won't link it. So I know why Warren would leave that out. Trommeter Times is rigged, so it shouldn't be that high, but it is so I listed it (look at the referrals if you don't believe me; most of them are internal links). Since it hosts the Christian Carnival now and then, it should count. La Shawn and Joe both blog about Christian topics at least once a week or so, sometimes much more frequently. On average Joe probably does as often as I do, La Shawn a little less often.
In addition, others are so close that they could easily get to the top 100, since these rankings move around.
I know Josh has been in the top 100. I don't know if the King has. Josh does major on politics, but he has Christian posts often enough, and he's in the Blogdom of God, as is La Shawn above (though for some reason her new site isn't anymore, after having been in it for a couple weeks, but the old one is still there). Maybe King of Fools also has more politics than religion, but he's almost the secondary founder of the Christian Carnival, so there's no way you can leave him out of consideration.
One other factor to keep in mind is that Ecosystem rankings just show how many links someone gets. I get far more links with respect to the amount of traffic I get, whereas some people get far more traffic as compared to their links. He Lives, for instance, gets much more traffic than I do, I think. I have a lot more links than he does. (Also, he blogs a lot about theology and not just about ID stuff. Recently he's even done less ID than he was for a while. I'd say ID is second to theology for him.) Oh, and GetReligion is in the Ecosystem at #1014 with about 100 links. It really should be in the top 100, but those of us who are higher up need to read it more and link to it more, so more people find out about it.